Mecum’s Indy 2022 auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds wrapped up on Saturday with two beloved 1960s IndyCars fetching premium prices.
The 1965 Brawner Hawk-Ford ‘Dean Van Lines Special’ driven by Mario Andretti to IndyCar titles in 1965 and 1966 sold for $2,200,000—“I’m certain it’s an all-time high price paid for an American-built vintage Indy car,” wrote Vintage Indy President/Founder Michael Lashmett, who adds that the $3,520,000 paid for Johnny Rutherford’s UK-built McLaren M16C in 2013 remains the most ever paid for an Indy car in a public auction.
Also crossing the $1M barrier was a 1969 Eagle Weslake Ford ‘Santa Ana’ IndyCar raced by Dan Gurney into second place in the ’69 Indianapolis 500. The Eagle’s $1,375,000 “surpasses the $1.1M paid for Rossi’s 500 winner a few years back by Texan Milt Verret,” Lashmett added.
For more results from a spectacular Mecum auction in the shadow of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, click HERE.
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